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    SIFEM Financial and Business Report 2021 published

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    SIFEM’s investments in Ukraine – 4i Capital Partners case study

Our mission

The Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets is the development finance institution of the Swiss Confederation. SIFEM promotes long-term, sustainable and broad-based economic growth in developing and emerging countries by providing financial support to commercially viable small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) as well as fast-growing enterprises which in turn helps to create secure and permanent jobs and reduce poverty.

Active portfolio of more than 550 companies (funds, financial institutions and their investments) 


Promotion and creation of more than 910,000 jobs in collaboration with partners (since 2005)


A total of approx. USD 1.217 billion has been invested in 155 investments to date.


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SIFEM awards new Business Services Management Mandate, commencing 1 September 2022

The Board of the Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets (SIFEM) has decided to award SIFEM’s future Business Services Management mandate to Tameo…


SIFEM – Investing in Sustainable Development, edition 2021/22

The latest SIFEM Impact Report takes a specific look at the social impact of the COVID-19 crisis, looking first at the global effects of the crisis in…


Positive operating result for SIFEM in 2021 – and new investment cooperation with SDC

In 2021, the Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets (SIFEM) committed a total of USD 84 million to seven new investments and concluded the year…


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